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How to change MSMQ location on Enterprise Vault

Created: 27 Jun 2013 • 1 comment
ashi's picture
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Following are the tips to change location of MSMQ storage on Enterprise Vault

By default MSMQ created in system partition, use following method to move MSMQ files to differrent location.

  • Open "Computer Manager" and expand "Services and Applications"
  • Right-click on "Message Queuing" mouse over "All Task" then click "Take Message Queuing Offline"
    Click "Yes"
  • Use xcopy command to copy MSMQ directory to different volume.

Xcopy c:\windows\system32\msmq e:\msmq /O/X/E/H/K

  • After copied to new location, Right click on "Message queuing" and click on "Properties"
    Click on the "Storage" tab
  • Change the folder locations and select new location.
  • Click "OK" and a prompt will appear to reboot the system.
  • Reboot the system for the changes to take effect.
  • Open "Computer Manager" and expand "Services and Applications"
  • Right click on "Message Queuing" mouse over "All Task" then click "Bring Message Queuing Online"
    Restart all EV Vault tasks.


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Rob.Wilcox's picture

Does this automatically update the entries in the Directory Database, or is that not needed because technically the MSMQ-style path to the queues is still the same, just the physical location is different?


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